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Demand on the practical synthetic approach to the high performance electrocatalyst is rapidly increasing for fuel cell commercialization. Here we present a synthesis of highly durable and active intermetallic ordered face-centered tetragonal (fct)-PtFe nanoparticles (NPs) coated with a "dual purpose" N-doped carbon shell. Ordered fct-PtFe NPs with the size(More)
The best electrode performance of metal oxide-graphene nanocomposite material for lithium secondary batteries can be achieved by using the colloidal mixture of layered CoO2 and graphene nanosheets as a precursor. The intervention of layered CoO2 nanosheets in-between graphene nanosheets is fairly effective in optimizing the pore and composite structures of(More)
Mesoporous hybrid network of reduced graphene oxide (rG-O) and layered MnO(2) nanosheets could act as an efficient immobilization matrix for improving the electrochemical activity of layered double hydroxide (LDH). The control of MnO(2) /rG-O ratio is crucial in optimizing the porous structure and electrical conductivity of the resulting hybrid structure.(More)
Remarkable improvement in electrode performance of Mn3O4-graphene nanocomposites for lithium ion batteries can be obtained by incorporation of a small amount of exfoliated layered MnO2 or RuO2 nanosheets. The metal oxide nanosheet-incorporated Mn3O4-reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanocomposites are synthesized via growth of Mn3O4 nanocrystals in the(More)
The formation and surface structure of pentafluorobenzenethiol (PFBT) self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on Au(111) formed under various experimental conditions were examined by means of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Although it is well known that PFBT molecules on metal surfaces do not form ordered SAMs, we clearly revealed for the first time that the(More)
In comparison with the hybridization with 0D TiO2 nanoparticle, 2D layered TiO2 nanosheets are much more effective in the improvement of the photocatalytic activity and photostability of semiconducting compounds. The 2D TiO2-Ag3PO4 nanohybrid described in this paper shows a greater decrease in the electron-hole recombination upon hybridization and a(More)
We observe the modified surface states of an epitaxial thin film of a homologous series of (Bi2)m(Bi2Se3)n, as a topological insulator (TI), by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy measurements. A thin film with m : n  =  1 : 3 (Bi8Se9) has been grown with Bi2 bilayers embedded every other three quintuple layers (QLs) of Bi2Se3. Despite the reduced(More)
A facile synthesis of highly stable, water-dispersible metal-nanoparticle-decorated polymer nanocapsules (M@CB-PNs: M=Pd, Au, and Pt) was achieved by a simple two-step process employing a polymer nanocapsule (CB-PN) made of cucurbit[6]uril (CB[6]) and metal salts. The CB-PN serves as a versatile platform where various metal nanoparticles with a controlled(More)
Despite the remarkable progress made in the self-assembly of nano- and microscale architectures with well-defined sizes and shapes, a self-organization-based synthesis of hollow toroids has, so far, proved to be elusive. Here, we report the synthesis of polymer microrings made from rectangular, flat and rigid-core monomers with anisotropically predisposed(More)